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Spanish-Live It and Learn It!: The Complete Guide to Language Immersion Schools in Mexico
This is the essential resource for anyone who wants to learn Spanish by the immersion method - taking classes at a Spanish-language school while living with a nearby Spanish-speaking family. Martha Racine Taylor, award-winning professor of Spanish, has researched and studied in language-immersion programs in Spain, Mexico, and Peru. After visiting Spanish-language schools ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by Cypress House
(first published May 30th 2006)
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Written in 2005, and naturally out-of-date, it still deserves four stars. I read through most of it before finding the section on Merida and seeing that the school I attended wasn't listed. But by then it was clear to me why I wasn't completely satisfied with my experience at a smaller school there. And I would have been prepared with the right questions before enrolling. My experience wasn't that bad--I just thought that I should have learned more. She did leave out the highly regarded Spanish ...more
While there is little doubt that students of Spanish should seriously consider whether they would be better served by studying abroad on their own or by participating within a formal college-style language immersion program, those who wish to opt for the former will find Spanish: Live it and Learn it!. to be a handy guide to the plethora of Spanish language immersion options available in Mexico.